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ABC had "Lost," a TV show about the survivors of a plane crash. This fall, NBC will have a new airline drama that could be called "found."

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Here's my Fall TV guide, as the season kicks off tonight with the first Thursday night NFL game.

My list includes:

Thumbnails descriptions for the 19 new prime-time shows, starting with Seth MacFarlane's "The Orville" Sunday, Sept. 10.

Returning shows season premieres.

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Stars are coming out for the multi-network live "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief" telethon set for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, shortly after Hurricane Irma could slam into Florida.

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With “American Idol” ending this year, I looked up a few former local singers who got huge career boosts from Fox’s music competition reality show.

Almost every year we could count on meeting a young talented performer from this area on the show.  They became instant celebrities here… and known to the nation.

Here are some updates, and list of a dozen other locals who found a few minutes of fame on “American Idol.”

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Alexandria native Ciara Bravo returns to TV in “Second Chance” Wednesday (9 p.m., Channel 19), her second Fox television drama in 18 months. Fox has given it the prized position behind “American Idol,” which helped make “Empire” a hit a year ago.

“I’ve been very, very lucky,” says Bravo, 18, who was in Fox’s short-lived “Red Band Society” drama in fall 2014 about sick kids bonding while hospital patients.

“Second Chance,” originally called “Frankenstein,” stars Rob Kazinsky from “True Blood.” 

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As the final season starts for “American Idol” (8-10 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday on Channel 19, Fox) the stars of Fox’s singing competition are busy preparing for life after the show.

Judge Jennifer Lopez debuts her new NBC police drama, “Shades of Blue,” on Thursday (10 p.m. Jan. 7, Channel 5, NBC). Among the producers is “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest.

Cincinnati Bengals

For the second time this month, a Bengals AFC North rivalry game will air on Fox instead of CBS, which normally carries AFC games.

The Bengals will play their final regular season game hosting Baltimore at 1 p.m. Sunday on WXIX-TV (Channel 19), not on WKRC-TV. The NFL "flexed" the Bengals to Fox.

CBS’ 1 p.m. games include these games with playoff implications: 

Unlike most years, the Bengals’ AFC North rivalry game with the Cleveland Browns Sunday won’t air on CBS affiliate WKRC-TV, “Your Bengals Station.”

The NFL moved the game to Fox from CBS, which broadcasts most AFC games. So Fox affiliate WXIX-TV (Channel 19) will air the Bengals for a second straight Sunday, and be able to promote its Dec. 12 telecast of the Crosstown Shootout.

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 After roles on BET, CW, Spike TV and Showtime, College Hill native Gabrielle Dennis says she’s having “super fun” on the biggest acting role of her TV career on Fox’s new “Rosewood” medical drama.

The 1996 Hughes Center graduate plays Pippy, younger sister of Dr. Beaumont Rosewood (star Morris Chestnut) on “Rosewood” (8 p.m. Wednesdays, Fox).

She’s a toxicology expert in Rosewood’s sophisticated private autopsy lab in Miami, and the one who nags him about missing family dinners with mom (Lorraine Toussaint) and getting tickets for running red lights.